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Old 01-04-2010, 07:51 AM
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Supposed to get a call from the vet today. They're having the "head vet" look at it and make a recommendation. I'm not freaking out. I'd just like some actual explanation.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:38 AM
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Vet called. Said culture and sensitivity would be a good idea, and it would take about 5 days for the lab results to come in. Total cost is $65 (USD). I'm going that route.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:55 PM
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Bumpity bump.

Results from the culture returned. It's E-Coli. So I'm putting him on 2-week meds. Glad I had the culture done though.

What's really weird is that they both seemed to pick up E-Coli around the same time. And I'm thinking that they're maybe stepping in poop in the yard. I just moved from a big city and haven't dealt with yards before, so I'm thinking I should clean off their feet when they come in the house (and obviously make sure I get rid of the poop in the yard).
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:56 PM
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Question. Did they send off the culture from a urine sample that was a free catch or by cystocentesis?
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:56 PM
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Question. Did they send off the culture from a urine sample that was a free catch or by cystocentesis?
I have no idea what that means, but we brought in another urine sample.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:56 PM
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Sorry! When i wrote that post i had every intention of explaining what i ment, but i guess i forgot! Free catch is like you did, catching it at home. Cystocentesis is where the vet takes a needle and gets the urine straight from the bladder. Cultures should only be run on cystocentesis samples as they are sterile. Free catch cultures can be contaminated from Everything (what you catch it in, the dogs fur, stool, the vets office, etc. Either way i hope your dog does better!!
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:24 AM
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Cystocentesis...ouch!

I had brought in two urine samples, each about a week apart. Each one contained E coli. What were the odds of each sample being contaminated?
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:35 AM
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I am trying to figure out what has caused E coli to show up in the both of them recently. I hope it isn't the food. I feed EVO Reduced Fat. The testing standards are supposed to be top notch for them. I also feed raw bones at night.

Could it be the yard? This is the first time they've had a yard, and it is fenced in. Wonder if they're stepping on poop and licking their paws. I do clean the yard once a week. No idea. A little freaked out though. I don't want them to keep getting it.
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Are you on well water ??
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Old 01-10-2010, 11:40 AM
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Are you on well water ??
Negative. I give them bottled spring water.

They have been eating the snow though.
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